A flock of whooping cranes being guided by an aircraft on the way to Florida has arrived in Union County.
The endangered birds began a migration in early October from a wildlife area in Wisconsin. A release from the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership this week says the cranes have entered Kentucky.
It is the 13th group of birds involved in a project to reintroduce the species in eastern North America.
The birds are following two ultralight aircraft on a journey through Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia to reach a wintering habitat at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in the Gulf Coast.